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We're not your typical structured museum with stiff curators, cold halls, and strict rules. We like to go outside and get our hands dirty, pick things up and take a closer look, laugh, skip, or maybe even jump for joy. Because learning is messy and...more
This museum is such a great place to visit in Santa Barbara, especially for families with children. There are so many things for children to do here, both at the museum itself and also at the Sea Center down on Stearns Wharf - when you...More
This is a great museum for a small city. Wish I had more time to spend there. The collections include some interesting mammal, fish and bird collections (including a huge whale skeleton outside the building). The archeology section draws from the region and is very...More
The buildings are old but the museum is getting some much needed renovation. The exhibits and the gardens are more than we expected for a small community museum. The exhibits included Chumash history; a hands-on exhibit area for children; marine life displays; local geology exhibits;...More
This museum is considered a treasure in Santa Barbara. Has in-depth exhibits of birds, their eggs, marine life, Native American art etc.in a beautiful old Santa Barbara style building & garden. Great place to visit for all ages.